Re: T diagrams in compilers

henry@spsystems.net (Henry Spencer)
24 Dec 2005 15:34:57 -0500

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From: henry@spsystems.net (Henry Spencer)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 24 Dec 2005 15:34:57 -0500
Organization: SP Systems, Toronto, Canada
References: 05-12-064
Keywords: Fortran, C, tools

Our moderator writes:
>But what's a T diagram? -John]


It's a graphical way of showing what compiles what to give what in a
complex compiler bootstrapping sequence. The classic example -- and
possibly the only time T diagrams actually saw non-trivial use :-) -- is
the elaborate sequence that spreads over the endpapers of the ancient tome
"A Compiler Generator", by McKeeman, Horning, and Wortman (1970), showing
how the XPL compiler was bootstrapped.
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